Despite his debut film Kuch Kuch Hota being a big hit, filmmaker Karan Johar says when he watches the movie today he finds it to be based on an “unusually silly theme”.
Released in 1998, the romantic-drama starring Shah Rukh Khan was one of the blockbusters of the year. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai chronicled the story of a mother, played by Rani Mukerji, who leaves eight letters for her daughter before her death, so that she can unite her father (Shah Rukh) with his best friend, enacted by Kajol, as she believed he loved her.
“Actually, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ is a very unusually silly theme. Don’t know what the mother wrote in those eight letters, how can a eight-year-old read that?
“But it was done with so much conviction, a mother has left eight letters, but kya likha hoga pehli, dusri chhitti may ki woh bachcha padh sake?” Johar said at the Jagran Film Festival here, last evening.